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I want the monkey song!

Jonny and Gracie are obsessed with this song:

I think we listened to it seven times on the way to work today.  I don't mind... it's way better than the Halloween CD my mom bought them.  Good gravy that thing is AWFUL.  There is one "song" that goes on for over 4 1/2 minutes, with just one monotoned-voiced man doing nursery rhymes, all with the same bizarre ending.  It goes something like this:

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, so she throwed* it out the window.  The window.  The window.  She throwed it out the window.
Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, eating his mincemeat pie.  He stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum, so he throwed it out the window.  The window.  The window.  He throwed it out the window.
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon.  The little dog laughed, so he throwed it out the window.  The window.  The window.  The throwed it out the window.

On and on and ON it goes, until I want to throw myself out the window.  Of course, my kids can't get enough of it.  Ugh.  So as a diversion, I burned a CD of all the songs I know they love.  It's much more tolerable:

Octopus's Garden - The Beatles
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song - The Flaming Lips
Another Postcard - Barenaked Ladies
Particle Man - They Might Be Giants
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Say Goodbye - The Sun
A Horse With No Name - America
California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
Wish I Could Fly Like Superman - The Sun
If I Had $1,000,000 - Barenaked Ladies
It's The End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M.
Birdhouse In  Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
Must Be You - The Sun
Stand - R.E.M.
Walking On The Moon - The Police
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
One Week - Barenaked Ladies
And Your Bird Can Sing - The Beatles
Lost At Home - The Sun
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
Justice - The Sun

Perhaps a little heavy on Uncle Brad songs, but still WAY better than the deranged Halloween CD.

* I'm not entirely certain he's saying "throwed," but that's the closest I can get.  It might be "flung" or "flew" or "felled."  Despite hearing it over and over again, hundreds of times, I can't quite tell what he's saying, but it sounds an awful lot like "throwed."



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Oct. 30th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, the window song, I know it well:

"The window, the window, the second story window..."

That song caused us to nearly lose our MINDS in my preschool in Vermont in the mid-'90's....and yes, it is "throwed".
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